$99 laptop from Dell, not really
Dell and AT&T Mobility announced an offer that brings nationwide high-speed connectivity at an affordable price to Inspiron Mini 9. Through Jan. 31, 2009, you can purchase a select Inspiron Mini 9 that is regularly $449 for $99 after a $350 Dell mail-in rebate. Here’s the catch: you should purchase a qualifying two-year AT&T LaptopConnect agreement. At $60 per month, this would be around $1,440. Yikes.
The Inspiron Mini 9 is a small, easy-to-carry Internet companion that can be tuned to fit your specific needs and deeds. Minis are ideal for teens, tweens, travelers and â€œTweetersâ€ to surf the Web, chat with friends, blog, upload photos or enjoy online videos, music and games.
AT&T offers the nationâ€™s 3G network in nearly 350 major U.S. metropolitan areas. AT&T LaptopConnect customers with a 2-year service agreement also enjoy free connectivity to the AT&T Wi-Fi network.
The $99 tag price is too tempting, however.